Will God survive tech?
Frankfurt – Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, US author Dan Brown said yesterday.
Brown made the provocative remark at the Frankfurt Book Fair where he was promoting his new novel Origin, the fifth outing for Harvard “symbology” professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of The Da Vinci Code, a book that questioned the history of Christianity.
Origin was inspired by the question “Will God survive science?”, said Brown, adding that this had never happened in the history of humanity.
“Are we naive today to believe that the gods of the present will survive and be here in a hundred years.”
Brown, who has sold 200 million books in 56 languages, admitted to not having read a novel in five years.
But he investigated deeply and spent a lot of time talking to futurists to come up with the storyline for Origin. – Reuters